Oliech missed the last Caf Confederation Cup match against Hussein Dey, but despite returning to training on Tuesday, he has been benched. Keeper Fredrick Odhiambo has been left out of the squad as Shaban Odhoji steps in, though Boniface Oluoch will start in goal.
Jacques Tuyisenge and Nicholas Kipkirui will lead the attack as midfielder Ernest Wendo starts from the bench.
Gor Mahia XI: Boniface Oluoch, Samuel Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Philemon Otieno, George Odhiambo, Lawrence Juma, Harun Shakava, Kenneth Miguna, Jacques Tuyisenge, Nicholas Kipkirui and Shafik Batambuze.
Reserves: Pascal Ogweno, Dennis Oliech, Francis Mustafa, Bernard Ondiek, Ernest Wendo, Shaban Odhoji and Boniface Omondi.